Afrtwin and Whitby High School getting things done.
Afrtwin and Whitby High school getting things done at Makize Secondary school, donating a container and branding it in Whitby fashion and logos.
Every three years I get a call from Whitby British school to say they coming to Cape Town with a number of there students. They will lay out there agenda and we will start the process for them leaving a mark in an underprivileged school in Cape Town. This year that benefactor was Makize Secondary School in Guguleto. This is due to the Afrtwin that is headed up by Jayne Martin that partner with Whitby High School and in doing so open doors for British schools to experience South African Culture.
Once they arrive I meet with the students and teachers, we go over there designs and discuss the layout and all that is needed and when. We trim and add to the design and set out the next few days with a paintbrush in hand to make it all happen.
The English roses struggle under our blazing African sun -drink lots of water, but nothing keeps them back from making their mark. They also take part in lessons at the school, learn about the culture and share there learning experience from there school. They also take in many beautiful beaches and sites in Cape Town. This all is done in a week.
The student work at collecting there own funds for the trip. I think they take away a lot and leave a lot in the process. Think that is the greatest lesson of all. Don’t always be the receiver but be the giver also.
It is great to get things but it is even better to give things
This year they have a truck shop that will sell wholesome healthy foods to the children. The children eat a lot of unhealthy cheap processed food that is not good for body or mind. Hopefully, this container will make a difference.